Effutu Member of Parliament (MP) and Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has vehemently denied allegations of his involvement in electoral violence during the recent district-level elections in the Effutu constituency.
Addressing journalists on Monday, the lawmaker refuted claims made by the National Democratic Congress (NDC), accusing him of orchestrating violence in the electoral process.
Afenyo-Markin, during the media interaction, dismissed the accusations of violence, emphasizing that it is the members of the NDC whose actions have instilled fear in the lives of New Patriotic Party (NPP) members in the constituency.
“If it has to do with violence, we are rather afraid for our lives. We in the NPP are afraid for our lives, and I want to tell Asiedu Nketiah and his party folks that I do my politics on the strength of development. I don't do politics of violence, I don't attack anybody, and I don't insult.
“I believe in an open discourse of ideas, and that has been the reason why I have remained the MP, and so I will not allow Asiedu Nketiah and other NDC activists who have lost the political plot and do not know how to manage my successes in Effutu to brand me. I am not into electoral violence, and I do not believe in it, and I have always won and won cleanly.”
Hon Afenyo-Markin stressed his commitment to politics based on development, open dialogue, and the exchange of ideas.
He expressed confidence in his track record and maintained that he does not engage in electoral violence, asserting that his political success has been achieved through clean and transparent means.